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Schlumberger Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
1,556 Reviews
3.7
1,556 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Big company, relocation around the world, good salaries, prospects for going up (in 32 reviews)

  • Good training as you will attend at least one school per year (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • Obvious work life balance though they do work with you on that when you need it (in 210 reviews)

  • Very difficult for Mid Career, no work life balance, too much internal politics (in 45 reviews)

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    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Engineer

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training, international locations, multinational culture, great benefits, decent salary and great bonuses, you have a lot of say in where your career goes in terms of location and function

    Cons

    Lifestyle is tough, you live in remote places, 24/7 on-call is tiring, you need to be easily mobile (they can move you whenever), very high workload, high stress due to the time-sensitivity of operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance is always a challenge with Schlumberger. Your life can be absorbed by Schlumberger if you are not careful. Management should work to address the high attrition rate and create a better environment for work-life balance.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to learn.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Schlumberger hires lots of new graduates and gives them great experience and good training. They will give you meaningful work right out of school. The work is exciting and they typically hire energetic and friendly people.

    Cons

    They expect you to work hard and put in long hours. If you are managing your workload effectively, they will increase your workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attrition could be reduced by moving people up through the ranks more quickly. People will also stay longer if the pay is more competitive.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to stay in a hotel for three months next to the Galleria and the intern project is something that will be released, great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Had to wear business casual

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Challenging projects
    Helpful team
    Great pay

    Cons

    Some projects lacking a defined structure
    Too much QHSE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structured and planned approach to intern program

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to hands dirty and learn alot

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn about the technology and work together with great teams. Have a great manager to work for.

    Cons

    Lots of hours and work many days in a row to work Not family orindated job.

  7.  

    procurement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    good benefits, good training, room to grow

    Cons

    lots of processes to get tasks done.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Laid off immediately never even reached the field

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FRAC Equipment Operator in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - FRAC Equipment Operator in Williston, ND

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It seems that they have a great safety culture. I learned CPR and general first aid which is great anywhere in life.

    Cons

    I quit my previous job of 8 years being that I was offered a job at Schlumberger as a temp to hire in a frac crew in williston. Upon completing orientation (2 weeks away from home) and having my flight tickets already purchased, 2 days away from starting field work I was notified that I was going to be apart of the hiring freeze that they announced during the first day of training. Mind you my first interview took place 2 months ago. I am disgusted and have to go out and find other means to pay my mortgage and all my other bills etc. You can imagine how my family has been impacted by this company. Tears have been shed today at my house. Thanks for being completely unreliable schlumberger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better planning with bringing in new hires while oil prices plunge. It's heart breaking putting everything I've worked so hard for on the line and never being given the opportunity to create my own value with a simple opportunity to work hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    SLB doesn't care about new Engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer Trainee in Maurice, LA
    Former Employee - Field Engineer Trainee in Maurice, LA

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    You make a lot of money.
    Free housing for first year.
    stock benefits are good.

    Cons

    The schedule is awful for offshore it was 14 days offshore 4 days off on a rotating schedule so you can't plan anything.
    Cementing has no engineering to it at all you spend 90% of your time sitting behind a computer waiting for a job.
    until you go to school you are completely expendable and they don't let you forget it.
    you can be transferred with less than 2 days notice with no input from you.
    you will be doing menial labor that in no way requires you to have or use any of your +4yr degree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your new employees to do actual work and not just maintenance especially if they have a advanced engineering degree. you don't have to constantly remind employees that only 1 in 10 people stay at SLB longer than 3 years, constantly reminding new employees makes it seem like you don't care about their future in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad experiencie in Knowledge transfer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay, great benefits and payment of relocation. growth opportunity!!!

    Cons

    Knowledge transfer in other country , poor Management and supervising dont exists

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Field Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great training, room for growth and opportunities to travel.

    Cons

    Work life balance, lack of value placed on employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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